School Choice Work Group

The School Choice Work Group is no longer in operation.

The LePage Administration established the School Choice Work Group as an outgrowth of legislation (LD 1854) proposed by Gov. Paul LePage that would allow for students to attend public school in districts other than the one in which they live. The Legislature created the stakeholder group, made up of representation from principal, superintendent, school board and teacher groups, as well as others appointed by the Governor.

The group was responsible for developing a model that will allow for public school choice, while addressing important aspects such as funding, transportation and educating low-income students and those requiring special services.

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Meetings

Sept. 17, 2012; 3-5 p.m.; Maine State House

Oct. 1, 2012; 3-5 p.m.; Burton Cross State Office Building, Room 103

Oct. 15, 2012; 3-5 p.m.; Burton Cross State Office Building, Room 103

Oct. 22, 2012; 3-5 p.m.; Burton Cross State Office Building, Room 103

Nov. 9, 2012; 3-5 p.m.; Burton Cross State Office Building, Room 104

  • Agenda
  • Materials
    • School Choice Continuum (PDF, 61KB). See where various school choice options fall on a continuum from less parent and student choice to more parent and student choice.
  • Summary
  • Stakeholder Group Recommendations. Members of the group made individual recommendations regarding the school choice model. Commissioner Bowen will consider this material when proposing information on school choice to the Legislature.